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Financialization at Work: Key Texts and Commentary / Edition 1

Financialization at Work: Key Texts and Commentary / Edition 1


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ISBN-13: 9780415417303
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/11/2008
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

The team of editors work together on financialization and financial innovation. Their most recent book, Financialization and Strategy (Froud et al), was published by Routledge in 2006 and current projects include work on elites for a Sociological Review monograph. They are all researchers at the ESRC Centre for Research in Socio Cultural Change ( where Karel Williams is co-director. Ismail Erturk, Julie Froud, Adam Leaver, and Karel Williams teach at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester and Sukhdev Johal at the School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London. They have also set up the International Working Group on Financialisation (

Table of Contents

General Introduction

Section 1 History: Critique of the Rentier and Financier - Introduction

1. Against the Rentier and Financier R.H. Tawney

2. Control, Liquidity and the "Community Interest" Adolf A. Berle and Gardiner Means

3. Speculation, Cyclicality and the Euthanasia of the Rentier John Maynard Keynes

Section 2 Agency Theory: The Value Maximizing Manager? - Introduction

4. Making Internal Control Systems Work Michael Jensen

5. Contracts, Discipline and Management Pay Henri L.Tosi et al

6. Testing the Pay/ Performance Relation Eugene Fama

7. Whose Company is it Anyway? Paddy Ireland

8. Financial Intermediaries: Working for Themselves? Peter Folkman et al

Section 3 Political Economy: Accumulation and Innovation - Introduction

9. A Finance-Led Growth Regime? Robert Boyer

10. Accumulation and the Profits of Finance Greta Krippner

11. Financialization and the Slowdown of Accumulation Engelbert Stockhammer

12. Financialization, Neoliberalism and Income Inequality in the USA Gérard Duménil and Dominique Lévy

Section 4 Cultural Economy: Narrative and Performative Discrepancies - Introduction

13. Financialization of Daily Life Randy Martin

14. The New Economy and a New Market Culture Nigel Thrift

15. Performativity and the Black Scholes Model Donald MacKenzie and Yuval Millo

16. The Final Salary Pensions "Crisis" Paul Langley

Section 5 Current Debates: Financialized Management - Introduction

17. The Finance Conception of the Firm Neil Fligstein

18. Shareholder Value and Corporate Governance William Lazonick and Mary O’Sullivan

19. Logics of Bargaining in the German Automotive Industry Jürgen Kädtler and Hans Joachim Sperling

20. GE Under Jack Welch: Narrative, Performative and the Business Model Julie Froud et al

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